To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space

To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space

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Of all the questions astronauts are asked by kids, the most frequent one is "How do you go to the toilet in space?"
This book not only answers that question, but many others about the effect of zero gravity on the human body:
How do you brush your hair in space? What happens when you sweat? What does food taste like? The best thing is that the answers are provided by Dr. Dave Williams, a NASA astronaut who speaks from first-hand experience. Written for kids ages 7 to 10, this book uses age-appropriate language to explain the different phenomena that astronauts encounter during a mission. The bright, colorful pages, short blocks of text accompanied by photos and humorous illustrations make this a very attractive choice for young readers. The opening message from Dr. Dave empowers kids to follow his example by believing in themselves and following their dreams.


Author: Dave Williams, Loredana Cunti
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: 10/11/2016
Pages: 56
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 11.00h x 8.50w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781554518548
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2016 pg. 156
Booklist 09/01/2016 pg. 99
School Library Journal 10/01/2016 pg. 134

About the Author
Dr. Dave Williams is a Canadian astronaut who participated in spaceflights aboard two NASA space shuttles; he also became an aquanaut through undersea research in the world's only underwater research laboratory. Dr. Williams currently works in healthcare and To Burp or Not to Burp is his first book. He lives in Oakville, ON, Canada.

Loredana Cunti specializes in children's entertainment, a former Senior VP of Children's Programming at Universal Pictures and a Cordon Bleu Pastry Chef. Loredana has developed book-based characters for TV including Geronimo Stilton and the Pink Panther. To Burp or Not to Burp is her first book. She lives in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Theo Krynauw is a freelance illustrator whose work includes hand drawn illustration for editorial, textbook and children's publications. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.